Kristen Stewart wasn't a 'natural performer'

Kristen Stewart admits she wasn't a "natural performer" growing up as she was "self-conscious" and a "shaky little weirdo"

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Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart wasn't a "natural performer" growing up.

The 'Twilight' star wouldn't have ever considered becoming an actress when she was younger as she was "so self-conscious" and a "shaky little weirdo".

She said: "And I was so self-conscious, so not a natural performer, just some shaky little weirdo. But there was a scout in the audience, someone who sends out 100 headshots of kids to the studio. And I somehow caught wind of this and thought, 'I want that, I want to act.'"

However, the 26-year-old actress did spend a lot of times on set as her father was a set designer and her mother worked as a script supervisor.

She added: "So I grew up on set and it always felt like summer camp. Because when a crew comes together, it's like your own band of pirates, protecting your treasure. It takes over your life. My mum and dad would come home so late.

"I'd get up at one in the morning and run out and they'd have craft service in their bag and all these crazy stories about their day and they'd even smell different. They'd smell like the world. Like they'd been out in the world."

And Kristen doesn't understand when actors say the role they're starring is has "nothing to do" with who they are as a person.

She told The Guardian newspaper: "I can be nothing other than myself. I know actors who say, 'Oh, this role had nothing to do with me, it's just the character.' And I think, 'Yeah, but it is your interpretation of the character.'

"Because you can never get away from being you. That's always going to be there. That's the persistency of life. An interaction with a good director might bring you closer to aspects of yourself that might have been less apparent before. But it's still about self. It's still all about me."

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